Tennis is a very popular sport. Anyone can play tennis, from beginners to professionals. Tennis players can be classified into two broad categories based on their skill to hit the ball further and higher than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they aren’t aware of how to properly engage the correct muscles for their forehands or in which order to hit powerful forehands. Also, tennis players struggle with backhands because they don’t know enough about how to position themselves to hit a perfect backhand on the court. So, these two crucial areas of the game must to be addressed by those who wish to excel at the sport.
A successful tennis swing is contingent on the grip you use. Many beginners make the mistake of holding their racket too tight or loosely and end up missing the ball making poor contact, or letting their racket slide when they hit the ball. The right way to hold the racket in the right way will give you the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your forehand swing path should be straight. When you reach the top end of your follow-through, your forehand’s swing path should curve towards your top. This is referred to as cut shots or high arc. A low arc or hook would start out with an easier wrist hinge and wrist extension. These factors can affect the type of shots that you should be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique, your forehand swing course will naturally curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball. This will ensure that your shoulders are in constant contact with the ball which allows your arms to swing with ease. Keep in mind that the shoulders should never leave the socket or your tennis racquet during your swing. It can make it very difficult to catch the ball in the event that this happens.
When you are approaching the ball, make sure that your arm is pointed from your side , not your backside. Rotating your arm to the side will weaken your ability to generate energy and generate a good backswing. To allow your arm to move properly it is essential to have a strong grip on the club. A weak grip could lead to injury. It could cause you to not to hit the ball, or cause you to overextend your arms. This could cause injuries.
The angle of your stance is another important factor in ensuring the grip you have. Tennis beginners are typically right-handed and wear their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of beginners is usually slung over their body. Most coaches recommend holding the club with an even grip, or in a similar way to a baseball posture. By holding the club in a neutral position can ensure that you don’t have an arm that is not dominant when you swing.
Tennis players that have an open stance forehand tend to have issues with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have problems with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Closed grips are best for players with an open forehand. This can be achieved by putting the racket behind your head, while your knees are bent and your elbows are locked.
Tennis players who have a non-dominant hand should move the racket in front of their head and above their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are a right handed player and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if left handed. This will stop the swing that is over the head or the swing under the shoulder from occurring. Keep your wrists straight while you swing. Also, make sure you don’t give any side of your body too much room.